The themes I explored in this assignment were metaphor, error and imitation.
I wanted to animate a pulse: a very simple two wave pulse. By using metaphor, the animation would engage all the senses and our imagination. After each pulse, a word is written. I came up with each word after watching each pulse happen and wrote them down immediately. Each word is somehow connected to the idea of a pulse. The goal is to be able to derive from a simple animation a myriad of different meanings.That is how I explored the concept of metaphor.
Error metaphor and imitation go hand in hand. As discussed in class, the error in imitation allows you to focus on a certain aspect of a given object. The animated pulse is in no way representative of the words that describe the pulse. It is an error to attribute the pulse to the words in the literal sense. However this error allows your imagination to wander and makes the pulse a much more powerful descriptive tool. The power of metaphor, error and imitation allows you to describe a metaphysical entity using physical means and to enter a new realm of understanding beyind the physical.